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11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …

Luxury Brands Should Ride High In 2015

Last night I attended a meeting of the Luxury Marketing Council, hosted at the Strand Hotel here in New York. Our firm has represented major players in the luxury goods segment for over two decades, so the Council is a good place for us to keep in touch with what is going on that market. An …

Real Estate

Luxury Brands Study Reveals Customers Are Misunderstood

Businesses need to understand their customers in order to succeed. They need to know who their customers are, what kinds of products they appreciate, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Millennials and Their Luxury Aspirations | Furniture World Magazine

The consumer market is poised to experience the biggest generational shift in wealth and affluence since the Baby Boomers emerged as the core target …

Top 10 Risks for the Luxury Industry

Luca Solca, head of luxury goods at Exane BNP Paribas, examines the top ten risks confronting the luxury industry today.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> An …

Affluent consumers spent about $32,172, or about 21 percent of their income, on luxury products in the last year, according to a report from Havas …

Luxury Lifestyle

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …

What's the future of luxury?

Jewelry could be a service one day. A couple might go into a jewelry store early in their relationship and sit down with a designer who makes a ring …

Bain & Company’s 2014 annual global luxury study includes Middle East in Top Ten List of Global Luxury Markets | السبّاق مجلة الرجل المبتكر | Alsabbaq

<b>International tourism and a stronger middle class are shaping luxury trends, including luxury experiences and alternative luxury channels, with a</b> …

5 Top China Luxury Market Predictions For 2015

Chinese model Fei Fei Sun (R) in a 2014 Dior ad.<p>China’s luxury industry saw some significant changes in 2014, but the country’s rapid economic …

Meet The Chinese Luxury Shoppers Who Are Taking Over The World

Let me introduce you to five of them.<p>Spending time in China and meeting Chinese consumers abroad has shown that some stereotypical luxury consumers do actually exist. Rather than quote real people who may find it uncomfortable or rude, I have decided it was easier to present you with five …

The richest woman in the world is ...

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are 2,325 billionaires in the world, according to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, and just over 12% of them are women.<p>With a combined wealth of $930 billion, the world's richest females are making their mark on the global economy -- and their fortunes are only expected …

Demographics

Shangri La Becomes Fastest Growing Luxury Hotel

It even sounds glam. The Shangri La hotel group has become the world’s fastest growing luxury hotel as ranked by consumer interest, the Digital Luxury Group said in a report released on Tuesday.<p>Hong Kong based Shangri La is five star luxury resort hotel chain that cut its teeth in Singapore back in …

What Brazil's Super-Rich Look For In Real Estate

Most of the Brazilian riff-raff have never heard of the term “lifestyle housing”. That’s because their front porch is a set of terracotta tiles and a palm tree, rather than a Mediterranean-inspired villa overlooking Ilha Grande.<p>The landscape of the luxury real estate market is ever-evolving, as the …

2015 Aston Martin Vanquish: Bringing Reality to the Unreal

The worst aspect of cutting edge CGI and audio technology in today’s world is that it’s taught us to question our primary senses. We’ve seen and heard so many (apparently) realistic portrayals of colossal robots, epic space travel and earth-shattering destruction we’ve instinctively developed an …

Once-crashed Ferrari tops $38 million, setting an auction record

The insurance on this car could be a little tricky.<p>A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was sold in a California auction for $38.1 million Thursday, making …

The 11 Best Men's Stores In America

Not department stores. Not discount stores. Not company stores that sell only one brand or chain stores that fill up suburban malls. We mean stores—specialty stores, if you want to get technical about it—the one-of-a-kind operations with smart salesmen and surprising options and the kind of service …

Men's Fashion

Aston Martin | Q by Aston Martin

'Q' Colour Collections<p>The Q by Aston Martin team have created a range of exterior and interior collections that allow you to further enhance and …

Aston Martin

How to Use Social Media to Meet Your Heroes

The beauty of social media is that, when used correctly, it can be your “inside connection” to people you admire, potential employers, and …

Coach's New Men's Footwear Line May Surprise You

Coach is a brand most guys probably associate with suburban moms, but over the past few years the brand has made strides to change that perception. They hired a new head designer, Stuart Vevers, to invigorate the brand's aesthetic with youth, and since 2010, the label has grown its men's business …

TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORY: Tod's H1 profit drops more than expected as sales slo...

TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORY: Tod's H1 profit drops more than expected as sales slow<p>Italian luxury accessories brand Tod's suffered a tough H1 reporting …

8 characteristics of luxury products

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Luxury Lifestyle

Dwight Eisenhower's Best Productivity Tricks

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president and a five star general during World War II. He won his first presidential election by a …

Time Management

I'm Becky Stern of Adafruit, and This Is How I Work

Is Becky Stern an artist or engineer or designer? At Adafruit Industries, it's all of the above. As Director of Wearable Electronics, Becky combines …

Write About These Three Things Daily to Take Command of Your Life

We've talked about the many benefits of journaling, but author Chris Crowley says there are three specific things you should write about every day: …

Do You Have To Be A 'Freak' To Be A Good Entrepreneur?

Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.” Maybe that’s why so many entrepreneurs struggle with building a …

10 Ways to Convince Yourself to Keep Going

Some days, you just can’t get yourself going.<p>The tasks you have ahead of you seem hard. Your to-do list looks never-ending. And you might start to …

23 Secret Office Confessions That Prove Everyone is Thinking What You Are

The app Secret has been making the rounds lately—if you haven’t seen it, it’s like the app version of PostSecret , letting you browse snapshots of …

The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done

The right kind of sound can relax your mind, hone your focus, drown out distractions, or get you pumped to kill your to-do list. We've assembled some …

Flute

The Best Time of Day to Do Just About Anything

From avoiding crowds to taking advantage of your body's natural rhythms, there's a best time of day to do just about anything. Here's a list of some …

Productivity